On mortality

On mortality

intimations of Mortality Poetry Breakfast ~ at home Brian Patten is our special guest this month. Brian has chosen the theme Intimations of Mortality ~ and as ever we have come up with a wide-ranging selection of poems for us all to enjoy. Brian is a poet that many of...
Vanishing Acts 2

Vanishing Acts 2

Vanishing Acts 2 Poetry Breakfast ~ at home No, you’re not seeing double, or experiencing déja vu! This is our second Poetry Breakfast on the theme of Vanishing Acts as we simply had too many poems to include them all in one blog. So Tess Jolly is our special...
Vanishing Acts 2

Vanishing Acts 1

Vanishing Acts 1 Poetry Breakfast ~ at home Tess Jolly is our special guest this month. Tess has chosen the theme ‘Vanishing Acts’ ~ and what a rich seam it has proved to be, with poems spanning a range of moods and times: from the lively and humorous to the dark and...
What will survive …

What will survive …

Love ~ what will survive of us   Poetry Breakfast ~ at home Paul Henry is our special guest this month. Paul has chosen the theme of Love, and the title: “What will survive of us …” from the famous last line of Philip Larkin’s An Arundel Tomb.  Most of the...
Christmas Poetry

Christmas Poetry

christmas poetry… December 22nd 2020 on Zoom! Here are the poems we read . . . A David Jones Annunciation by David Scott from Beyond the Drift: New & Selected Poems, Bloodaxe Books, 2014, read by Anna Dreda  The Journey of the Magi by T.S. Eliot from...
The Year’s Midnight

The Year’s Midnight

the year’s midnight Poetry Breakfast ~ at home Welcome to Poetry Breakfast ~ still at home, but possibly heading to some socially distanced, cautious time with some of our loved ones? I hope so. Today is sunny and frosty ~ dare I say that I’m longing for...